Washington Mystics vs. Seattle Storm: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 25, 2024

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May 25, 2024 8:13 AM
The Seattle Storm, fresh from Jewell Loyd's 32-point performance, looks to build momentum as they host the struggling Washington Mystics on Saturday, May 25 at Climate Pledge Arena. The Storm aims to capitalize on their 1-0 series lead against the Mystics, who are still seeking their first win of the season. The matchup tips off at 9:00 PM, with Seattle seeking to improve their 1-1 home record.
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Mystics vs Storm statistics

Stat Mystics Storm
Streak L5 W1
Last Ten Games 0-5 2-3
Points Per Game 76.0 79.0
Rebounds Per Game 31.0 40.6
Assists Per Game 21.2 15.8
Blocks Per Game 3.8 5.4
Steals Per Game 8.8 10.8
Field Goal % 41.6 38.8
Three Point % 34.8 24.7
Points Against 81.2 83.4

Seattle Storm recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/22/24 vs Indiana Fever W 85-83
5/20/24 @ New York Liberty L 74-63
5/19/24 @ Washington Mystics W 84-75
5/17/24 @ Minnesota Lynx L 102-93 2OT
5/14/24 vs Minnesota Lynx L 83-70

Washington Mystics recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/23/24 @ Phoenix Mercury L 83-80
5/21/24 @ Los Angeles Sparks L 70-68
5/19/24 vs Seattle Storm L 84-75
5/17/24 @ Connecticut Sun L 84-77
5/14/24 vs New York Liberty L 85-80

Mystics vs Storm predictions

As the Washington Mystics head into Climate Pledge Arena to take on the Seattle Storm, I'm curious to see how their top performers will fare. Ariel Atkins, their leading scorer with 14.4 points per game, will need to have a strong outing if the Mystics hope to snag their first win of the season. Given the Storm's shaky defense, I think Atkins can capitalize on some scoring opportunities and drop around 18-20 points. Meanwhile, Julie Vanloo, the team's top playmaker, will need to be sharp with her distribution to get the Mystics' offense humming. I'm thinking she'll dish out around 7-8 assists to try and get her teammates involved.

On the other side, the Seattle Storm is riding high after Jewell Loyd's 32-point explosion in their last game. Nneka Ogwumike, their star forward, has been a force to be reckoned with, averaging 22 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. I anticipate her to have another double-double performance, possibly with 20-10 or better. Skylar Diggins-Smith, the team's primary playmaker, is usually good for around 5-6 assists per game, and I think she'll hit that mark again in this contest. The Storm's offense is looking potent, and with Loyd and Ogwumike leading the charge, they're formidable opponents.

Considering the Storm's current form and the Mystics' winless record, it's hard not to favor Seattle in this matchup. While the Mystics have some talented players, the Storm's offense is simply more potent right now. I think the Storm will take this one by around 10 points, with their high-powered offense proving too much for the Mystics to handle. What do you think, folks? Can the Mystics pull off the upset, or will the Storm continue their winning ways?

Washington Mystics injuries

  • Brittney Sykes (G): Out
  • Shakira Austin (C): Out

Mystics vs Storm game info

Venue Climate Pledge Arena
Location Seattle, WA
Tip-off Sat 9:00 PM

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